She was a plain woman. She asked not for much. A small fire in the hearth – A warm cup of tea in her hands – A window from which to watch the rain. All she needed Was a man Who took her hand in prayer, Took her head upon his shoulder, And wrapped… Continue reading She Was a Plain Woman
Your name flitted across my screen the other day and for the first time in years I felt that strange flicker of joy that always used to accompany your name. Why? I wondered. My heart had moved on and so had yours. Then there was the other one whom I hadn’t thought about in so… Continue reading But I Thought I Was Over You
Earlier this month I shared a section from a seminar I did on feminism a few years ago (Does the Answer to a Woman’s Identity Crisis Lie in Her Career?). To answer another controversial question – should mamas stay home with their babies? – here’s the next section from that seminar. What Adds Real… Continue reading Should Mamas Stay Home with their Babies?
No one can steal the beauty Of a woman Who knows who she is And Whose she is. She steps forward With quiet confidence Because what other women have Doesn’t threaten her. Her eyes glow With both passion and compassion As she lives out her calling And her care for others. Her… Continue reading No One Can Steal Her Beauty
I’ve heard guys say before, “I just wish women would tell us what they want and stop expecting us to just know!” So I am here today to help you all out and give you a short list of what women want. Not all women want all of these things. I doubt that every woman… Continue reading 40-Some Things that Women Want
(Much of this content first appeared in a seminar I gave in spring 2018 entitled “Redeemed Womanhood: An Alternative to Cultural Feminism.”) I think all of us – men and women – go through some kind of “identity crisis” in our lives. Maybe “crisis” is too strong of a descriptor, but certainly some kind of… Continue reading Does the Answer to a Woman’s Identity Crisis Lie in Her Career?
(Much of this content first appeared in a seminar I gave in spring 2018 entitled “Redeemed Womanhood: An Alternative to Cultural Feminism.”) I am a woman. I am a woman who loves teaching. I am a woman who loves leadership. I am a woman who loves public speaking and sharing her thoughts and ideas. I… Continue reading Why I’m Not a Feminist – But Why I Think Femininity is Worth Fighting For
A few summers ago I finished writing a book about singleness – how to walk through its dark stages and how to maximize it in its purposeful stages. I’m currently working on revising and editing it, and as I worked through this section tonight, I thought I’d share it with you all on the blog.… Continue reading Lie #6: “Staying Friends” is Always the Most Noble Thing to Do
I was at Walmart, trying to hurriedly finish my shopping before the next thing I needed to be at, when a man passing by me stopped and said, “Not to be a weirdo, but you are absolutely beautiful.” I gave a flustered laugh and a “Thank you so much” before hurrying on my way, but… Continue reading By the Way, Men – It’s Still Okay to Give Ladies Compliments
The waters of dating and romantic interest can be muddy and unclear. I used to think it was straightforward, but after the past fifteen years or so of experience, I can tell you it’s much more complicated than I once thought. I can’t tell you how many conversations I’ve had with my girlfriends that include… Continue reading On a Scale of 1 to 10, How Attracted to Her are You?